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Human hair is often considered a waste material and thrown away. But it doesn’t have to be this way.

Hair can be recycled - and even make you a little profit - so don’t bin it.

In 2010, India exported about 1 million kg of human hair and its products - worth US $238 million.

Did you know?

Some facts about hair recycling

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Fact #1

A clean sweep – hands up who knew hair can be a natural superhero. Well, it’s true because hair naturally absorbs oil, so all the cuttings you sweep from your salon floor can be used to clean up oil spills at sea.


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Fact #2

Hair as fertiliser? Yes! Trims can be even buried in the soil for decomposition to get natural good manure.


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Heads up

Sell the hair of cut ponytails to make the most natural wigs, hair extensions, eyelashes.


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Hair for good

Because every little helps in the fight against cancer, donate cut lengths to local cancer trusts who can make wigs for patients undergoing treatment. What better use?